Movies and TV shows set in vietnam

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in vietnam ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, rough, intense, suspense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with vietnam war, war, military, soldier, culture clash, death, brutality, runaway, violence and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Vietnam and other countries.
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vietnam movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as vietnam: Apocalypse Now (1979), We Were Soldiers (2002), The Lover (1992), Eastern Condors (1987), Tropic Thunder (2008), The Quiet American (2002), Heaven & Earth (1993), The Deer Hunter (1978), Full Metal Jacket (1987), 84C MoPic (1989).

List of movies set in vietnam

 8.5
 540K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: vietnam war, mission, soldier, jungle, army, anti war, insanity, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, chaos, morality, napalm ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, vietnam war, wartime life, death, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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 6.9
 17K
The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, tragic love, lolita, love affair, lust, interracial relations, teenage life, older man younger woman relationship, true love, age difference, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
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Eastern Condors (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook ...
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, martial arts, battle, danger, war, crimes, chases and races, escapades, heroes, military life, race against time, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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 7.0
 348K
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, parody, filmmaking, actor, disguise, chaos and mayhem, peril, actor's life, showbiz, danger, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, asia
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: cia, politics, journalism, communism, love triangle, war, war crime, political unrest, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong, southeast asia ...
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 6.8
 12K
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, village, interracial relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, survival, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, war crime, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq, california
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 8.1
 281K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, emotional, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, sniper, sergeant, war, military life, boot camp, battles, vietnam war, suicide, basic training, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 7.0
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, heroic mission, war, escapades, heroes, military life, military, soldier, against the odds, photojournalist ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, song, culture clash, writer's life, love and romance, poet, human nature, anti capitalism, urban, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
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Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, soldier, rescue, vietnam veteran, war, survival, adventure, captivity, prison life ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
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 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military life, jungle, military, warrior, war crime, rage, elimination, squad, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, military, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, disability, anti war, downfall, human spirit, homecoming, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, new york, usa ...
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genocide, photographer, journalism, vietnam war, escape attempt, communism, post war, embassy, war, friendship, civil war, newspaper ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
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 6.4
 7K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, survival, golf, rescue, war, escapades, adventure, daring rescue, heroic mission, battles ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: heist, vietnam war, redemption, militant, graduation, friendship, soldier, heroin, mercy killing, loss of virginity, armored truck, money ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, new york, asia, bronx new york city ...
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, revenge, one man army, helicopter, soldier, vietnam veteran, vengeance, vietnam war, lone wolves, heroic mission, master warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, arizona, russia
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Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, one man army, martial arts, missing in action, adventure, prison, confined, escapades, army investigation, heroic mission, master warrior ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon
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Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, escapades, adventure, infantrymen, jungle, military, soldier, self discovery, heroes, war, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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 6.4
 5K
R-Point (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead.
Style: scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, rescue, vietnam war, presumed dead, psychopath, ghost, survival, tombstone, heroic mission, space and aliens, chaos and mayhem, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, north korea, cambodia
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Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, heroin, police corruption, on the run, drug trade, machine gun, crime, crimes, innocence lost, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
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 5.6
 2K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, military, stewardess, danger, save the day, crimes, confined, chases and races, forces of nature, adventure, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, russia, asia, moscow russia, soviet union
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, bleak, serious
Plot: vietnam war, political unrest, military life, hopes, war, battles, military, soldier, haunted by the past, idealism, outpost, sergeant ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: forces of nature, down on your luck, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, animal life, teenage life, self discovery, youth, countryside, innocence lost, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Distant Thunder (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: martial arts, homelessness, suicide, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, dealing with death, family relations, friends, reunion, homecoming ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia, washington state, illinois
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The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: lottery, vietnam war, politics, college, friendship, coming of age, high school, anti war, rebelliousness, society, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1971, 1960s
Place: vietnam, ohio, asia, usa, cambodia
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The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: biting, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, african american, soldier, danger, society, deadly, military life, military, life is a bitch, vietnam war, survival, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basic training, vietnam war, friendship, military, chaos, war, wartime life, hotshot hero, life is a bitch, officers and cadets, anti heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, vengeance, gory, fighting the system, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, new jersey ...
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